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    Thanx shovelhd.

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    nacler22, way to represent the 50+ crowd beating a bunch of younger racers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    nacler22, way to represent the 50+ crowd beating a bunch of younger racers!
    Thanx Cleave,

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    I need speed AzTallRider's Avatar
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    Nice, nacler22.
    "If you're riding less than 18 MPH up a 2% grade please tell people Coggan is coaching you."

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    Nice, nacler22.
    Thanx,

    So what's the cyclocross scene like in the Valley of the Sun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nacler22 View Post
    Thanx,

    So what's the cyclocross scene like in the Valley of the Sun?
    There is a short series of races, but I haven't tried it, nor been to any of them. Learning the road things has my plate plenty full!
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    Southern Idaho CX Series Race #1 & 2

    Cat 4 - Master 45 - Master 55 - Pro/1/2/3/4 Women ~55 Sat. & 45 Sun. total

    On Saturday I followed a racer who just turned 45 this year for the the first 3 laps. When it looked that he was starting to tire some, I attacked just before a steep hill, and drilled it for 1/2 a lap. Once I had opened a good gap, I dialed it back some, and just tried to keep from getting passed by any more of the P/1/2 girls, as two of them had already chicked me.

    1/6
    ~ 15th overall

    Sunday saw a slightly smaller field and a new position on the bike. I got a Ridley X-Night for this year, and never really took the time to get a good fit. The Ridley's have a very different geometry from that of my Sette, and I just ad-hoc'ed and mis-mashed what seemed to work for me. I've said this before, I am a lazy overachiever. Anyway, after Saturdays race, I knew I was losing power and moved the saddle ~4mm up, and ~10mm forward.

    The race was fun and informative. The new position brought the sought after power, but at the cost of control. I couldn't get "into" the bike, and had some problems with maintaining speed through the corners. By moving the saddle forward so much, I'm too cramped......... duh. I need to either move the levers down some ( don't want to do this) , or get a longer stem. ( also don't want to do this)

    On about the second lap, (of six) the Woman's Pro winner passed me, and since I was feeling pretty good, I figured that I'd try and hang with her. It was going good until the end of lap 5, when I decided to ride the sand pit and got bogged down. By the time I cleared the sand, she had gapped me by ~10 seconds, and I could never close it back.

    1/5
    ~ 10th overall


    Here's a fun video of the course.


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    Keirin tournament at VSC. Decent turnout for a Friday night "off season". Everyone got three heats. So, on paper, not the best value ($20 for 3.7 miles of racing) but ridiculously fun. As always.

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    Nacler, if I didn't know any better, I'd say that cyclocross video looked like fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarals View Post
    Nacler, if I didn't know any better, I'd say that cyclocross video looked like fun.
    Ah, but it is........................ in a painful, soul sucking kind of way.



    I've got 4 race reports, and a new video or two that I"ll post up in a couple days.


    p.s. I'm envious of your profession; I miss the smell of burning kerosene in the morning.

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    At today's cross race I got my State Champ jersey for Track and a bag of $ for winning the Omnium. What began five years ago as a pizza party racing retirement fund is getting close to being able to have live music and craft beers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    At today's cross race I got my State Champ jersey for Track and a bag of $ for winning the Omnium. What began five years ago as a pizza party racing retirement fund is getting close to being able to have live music and craft beers.
    You sir, are the complete cyclist. Road, track, Mtb, and cyclocross.

    Am I missing anything?

    Well done A/J

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    At today's cross race I got my State Champ jersey for Track and a bag of $ for winning the Omnium. What began five years ago as a pizza party racing retirement fund is getting close to being able to have live music and craft beers.
    Save some for July

    Congrats! It's funny...you look at the field sizes when there's a jersey at stake and they are usually smaller. But then you look at who shows up and it becomes clear that a lot of people go "A" riders bringing their "A" game"...I'll stay home"

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    We like bags of cash. Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    Save some for July

    Congrats! It's funny...you look at the field sizes when there's a jersey at stake and they are usually smaller.
    But then you look at who shows up and it becomes clear that a lot of people go "A" riders bringing their "A" game"...I'll stay home"
    I call that self selecting defeat.
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    VanceMac is a total sprinting stud. 5th of 12 in the Kierin Tournament racing against the elites.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein

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    Way to go A'jet.

    Racer Ex, A'jet, as a former hotshot collegiate decathlete, cannot help himself. He has to run and jump over things.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    VanceMac is a total sprinting stud. 5th of 12 in the Kierin Tournament racing against the elites.
    Haha. Thanks H, just Cat 4/5. I did pretty well in the two prelim heats (1st, and 2nd to eventual winner), but raced poorly in the final allowing myself to get pushed very high. I could feel the month-off away from the track -- that top end fast-twitch muscle is a totally different animal, and needs to be worked regularly! The good news: my upgrade to 4 finally went through, so I have choices for the upcoming omnium series.

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    VanceMac. Congrats on the upgrade to Cat 4.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by nacler22 View Post
    You sir, are the complete cyclist. Road, track, Mtb, and cyclocross.
    Reason no. 72 I don't understand triathletes. Cycling has all the diversity you need!


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    Congrats to AJet and VMac for your successes -- well done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    Congrats to AJet and VMac for your successes -- well done!
    Yes indeed! It's a privilege to be able to enter comments on the same website you fellas are on!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    VanceMac is a total sprinting stud. 5th of 12 in the Kierin Tournament racing against the elites.
    I second the comment!!! Nice going VanceMac.
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    Way to go, guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    VanceMac is a total sprinting stud. 5th of 12 in the Kierin Tournament racing against the elites.
    I think that's what the kids call " a solid"

    Well done sir.

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